First produced on Broadway on January 22,the play was partly a response to the panic caused by irrational fear of Communism during the Cold War which resulted in the hearings by the House Committee on Unamerican Activities. This is simply not history. The real story is far more complex, dramatic, and interesting - and well worth exploring. Miller himself had some things to say about the relationship between his play and the actual historical event that are worth considering.
You can even ask him your own question, but look through all the other questions first to see if someone has already asked it! The Salem Witchcraft Trials by Doug Lindner [Link ] This site is so chock full of transcripts of the primary sources -- depositions, warrants, letters, petitions -- you really have to go and explore it for yourself!
The brief biographies of various participants are excellent, and the timeline of events very helpful! Witchcraft in Salem Village [Link ] from the site: Its purpose is to introduce a major area of Danvers' collections relating to the infamous Salem Village Witchcraft Trials of This Website is designed to provide accurate general information about these witchcraft events, as well as information on other aspects of Danvers' history.
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Samuel Parris, with information about the circumstances of its discovery, and its dimensions The image is black-and-white, however, and seems to be a mirror image of the the real thing. See a version of this image at my site: Undated Portrait of Rev.
Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak ofwhich is frustratingly no longer available from the publisher.
This is, bar none, the most important single website for anyone doing on-line research on the Salem Witchcraft Trials. It is an animated timeline, highlighting the accusers and accused on a map of Salem Village on each of the earliest days of the accusations -- with links to lots of other primary information.
Requires Shockwave, which you can download at http: Holdings from Various Archives by Benjamin Ray [Link ] This is an archive of digital images of all the actual handwritten legal documents concerning the Salem Witchcraft Trials from various manuscript collections.
You can actually look at the image of Samuel Parris's handwritten transcription of the examination of Martha Corey! Or the death warrant of Bridget Bishop. A small part of the site is still unavailable to the public because the holder s of some documents have not yet given the University of Virginia permission to do so, but the number of restricted manuscripts is very low.
Some of the images are of better quality than others -- for instance, the images of the documents held at the Peabody-Essex Museum is taken from older black-and-white microfilm, but the new full-color digital photographs of the manuscripts at the Boston Public Library are absolutely luscious, with all the detail of the paper and ink.
Each archive provides at least two sizes of each image, in case you are looking for very fine details in a manuscript. Definitely a class act! You have to see this one to believe it! Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England", pp.
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This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic.
Beginning with the invention of writing in the ancient world, the author explores a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch. The Salem Witch Trials of were a dark time in American history.
More than people were accused of practicing witchcraft and 20 were killed during the hysteria. Witchcraft in Early North America investigates European, African, and Indian witchcraft beliefs and their expression in colonial America.
Alison Games's engaging book takes us beyond the infamous outbreak at Salem, Massachusetts, to look at how witchcraft was .